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How Do I Make Chord Progressions Part 1

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Style: Basics · Level: Beginner · Tempo: 120
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Now that we know how to create a major scale, let's take a look at the chords that can be used in the major scale. Just like the major scale has a pattern, there is also a pattern in the chords that can be used when playing in a particular key. This pattern is as follows: Major, Minor, Minor, Major, Major, Minor, Diminished, Major. We usually refer to these as Roman numerals. I, ii, iii, IV, V, vi, vii* - and we usually omit the VIII because it is the same as I.

So in the key of C, we have the following chords that can be used: C, Dm, Em, F, G, Am, B dim.

Why is this important? Because we can now start creating chord progressions in any key. Again, in the key of C, a I, IV, 5 chord progression is C, F, G
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